I am very excited to announce my new workshop, Surface and Space. Designed for novice to intermediate artists, it will begin with the basics of representational painting and lead the participant to more advanced techniques. The emphasis will be on studio work, painting still life from direct observation and using photographs as reference material for landscapes.
Starting with an introduction to the fundamentals of representational painting: strong drawing skills, composition, color, value, and edges, we'll then advance to working in a loose, painterly style, paying special attention to expressive brushwork while maintaining descriptive detail. We'll also explore the interplay between the surface of a painting and the representational space depicted. The end result will be a deeper understanding of your own visual language within the context of representational painting.
This workshop will consist of demos, short exercises, gentle group critiques, and plenty of free time to paint with personal attention from the instructor. Participants should bring photos to use as source material as well as a digital camera to capture Sedona's stunning setting.
Sedona Art Center, September 26-30, 2011